William Shakespeare

OUP and the Marlowe truthers are pandering to the lowest form of Shakespeare populism

25 October 2016 15:00

Back in 2007, Derek Jacobi and Mark Rylance delivered a petition, pompously titled ‘Declaration of Reasonable Doubt’, to that august…

A very bard spelling mistake

5 June 2015 15:29

‘Perhaps the most superb work in the language’ said Thomas de Quincey of Shakespeare’s rarely-performed The Two Noble Kinsmen. It’s a shame…

The great Shakespeare authorship question

1 May 2014 16:11

Was William Shakespeare just a nom de plume? The question is usually dismissed as boring, only of interest to snobs…

Podcast: Can William Shakespeare save the union, plus Maria Miller’s resignation

10 April 2014 9:39

Did William Shakespeare invent Britain and can he save it? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Fraser Nelson debates…

Is England too good for the English? Shakespeare’s John of Gaunt seems to think so

26 August 2013 9:30

From Shakespeare’s Richard II, lines spoken by John of Gaunt. This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, This earth…

In defence of William Shakespeare’s nonsense

29 April 2013 10:43

‘It was a lover and his lass’ from As You Like It It was a lover and his lassWith a…